December 16, 2013 at 10:43 AM
BERKELEY HEIGHTS, NJ - Announced earlier this month by State Legislature, the Department of Education has allocated $2,299,450 of state funds to the Berkeley Heights schools to modernize and improve facilities.
The Facilities Committee will be meeting to prioritize and determine which projects to recommend for completion next year. "We don't have details about the ROD Grants," said Business Administrator Donna Felezzola at last week's Board meeting. " We do know that we have $2.2M in funding, our project total is about $5M. We do not have details of what projects were approved." The state reimbursement is 40% of projected cost of approved recommended projects.
Felezzola also updated the board of the status of the cell tower placement on Gov. Livingston property. Felezzola advised the board that she is awaiting site survey information along with revenue estimates from Verizon. When the information is received, it will be brought to the board for review and approval. The Board would need to approve the project to move forward with a RFP and bidding process. Costs associated with building this cell tower would not come from the district budget.